A bill that would make the measles vaccination compulsory for children and employees at schools, kindergartens, and daycares is a step closer to becoming law after Germany’s federal cabinet approved the draft on Wednesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel turns 65 on Wednesday. In other news, how can drugs and treatment methods be developed without testing them on animals? Berlin will award a research prize of 30,000 euros for the most groundbreaking ideas.
German CDU politician Ursula von der Leyen received 383 votes in her favor at Tuesday’s election, nine more than she needed to secure the absolute majority. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
Fridays are set to get a lot louder on KCRW Berlin with the addition of Henry Rollins’ radio show. This week’s episode includes tracks by Joy Division, The Ramones, David Bowie, Thee Oh Sees and much more…
“Racist thoughts have no place in the SPD,” said Secretary-General Lars Klingbel when announcing his party was moving forward with expelling Thilo Sarrazin for his anti-Islam writing. Sarrazin said he intends to fight the decision.